WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 12 November 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 12 November … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with our host Alex Warner ~ 12 November 2017

Uncollared Mountain Lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills

The Los Angeles Times reports an uncollared mountain lion was caught on camera roaming the Hollywood Hills just after midnight recently; the first official evidence of a cougar inhabiting a specially preserved parcel of land in Laurel Canyon, wildlife advocates say. “Neighbors have constantly told us of their own sightings and their own experiences with … Continue reading Uncollared Mountain Lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills

Letter to the Arizona Daily Sun in response to wildcat hunting ban

Bobcat and mountain lion populations are carefully managed by the Arizona Game & Fish Department and populations are either stable or in some cases expanding. Hunting is a legal and regulated management tool, yet the Humane Society of the United States, operating locally as Arizonans for Wildlife, has launched a petition campaign and it’s another … Continue reading Letter to the Arizona Daily Sun in response to wildcat hunting ban

A terrifying incident in 2011 caused one state to toughen restrictions

In the late afternoon of October 18, 2011, 62-year-old Terry Thompson opened the cage doors that held his private menagerie of lions, tigers, bears, wolves and other exotic animals on his farm in Zanesville, Ohio farm and set them free. He then turned a gun on himself. Reports of wild animals running loose quickly started … Continue reading A terrifying incident in 2011 caused one state to toughen restrictions

U.S. Jaguar caught on film

Wildlife conservationists released new video footage showing what is believed to be one of three jaguars to be seen in the United States in the past few years. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) released the video taken this summer last Thursday, stating the big cat was the same one first seen on camera in … Continue reading U.S. Jaguar caught on film

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 16 July 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 16 July 2017

A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

New research into the behavior of these big cats indicates that they don’t like encountering humans any more than we like bumping into them on hiking trails. The findings are particularly valuable as human development encroaches on lion habitat and drives up the number of human-puma encounters. “We exposed pumas in the Santa Cruz mountains … Continue reading A new study reveals mountain lions fear humans

Mountain lion kittens perish after abandonment

The Los Angeles Times reported last Wednesday that wildlife officials announced two small mountain lion kittens abandoned by their mother in the Santa Monica Mountains have died. Known as P-57 and P-58, the male and female kittens were likely their mother’s first litter, according to Kate Kuykendall, acting deputy superintendent for the Santa Monica Mountains … Continue reading Mountain lion kittens perish after abandonment

Four-week-old female mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Researchers with the National Park Service and biologists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife found the young animal at a den site. Her mother is P-23 a popular mountain lion and researchers suspect the kitten’s father may be P-23’s half-brother, P-30. The two animals were documented traveling together for three days, and three … Continue reading Four-week-old female mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains

Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens

On April 7th the ACR mountain lion research team announced the discovery of three 10-day old mountain lion kittens belonging to P1, a female mountain lion enlisted in their research study. The den was located the Glen Ellen-Kenwood vicinity of Sonoma County. The team was able to capture photos and video of the tiny lions … Continue reading Audubon Canyon Ranch Researchers find mountain lion kittens